Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports

Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.

PBS Newshour: Michigan 'Right-to-Work' Laws Spark Heated Debate on Role of Labor Unions

Tue, 12/11/2012

In a lame-duck session, Michigan Republicans approved a pair of bills that would make the Great Lakes State into a "right to work" state. Organized labor was furious, accusing politicians of pushing through legislation with no opportunity for public comment. Gwen Ifill talks to two Michigan lawmakers with differing views.

PBS Newshour: Michigan 'Right-to-Work' Laws Spark Heated Debate on Role of Labor Unions

Tue, 12/11/2012

In a lame-duck session, Michigan Republicans approved a pair of bills that would make the Great Lakes State into a "right to work" state. Organized labor was furious, accusing politicians of pushing through legislation with no opportunity for public comment. Gwen Ifill talks to two Michigan lawmakers with differing views.

PBS Newshour: Sharing Lessons in American History in 140 Characters or Less

Fri, 12/07/2012

How does modern technology allow us to engage in conversations about the past? Gwen Ifill talks to presidential historian Michael Beschloss about how the Twitter-verse has opened up new ways to view history in the digital age.

 

PBS Newshour: Citigroup Plans to Lay Off 11,000 Employees in Financial Crisis Scale Back

Thu, 12/06/2012

In a move to cut costs, increase profits and speed its recovery from financial crisis, Citigroup, Inc., announced 11,000 jobs were to be cut worldwide. Gwen Ifill talks to Bloomberg Businessweek's Roben Farzad for more on what pushed America's third-largest bank to make these sweeping job cuts in the U.S. and overseas.

 

PBS NewsHour: Paul Krugman: Hasty Fiscal Fix to the Deficit Would Cause 'Austerity Bomb'

Wed, 12/05/2012

Though Republicans claim $2.2 trillion would be saved by their plan for long-term deficit reduction, economist Paul Krugman calls it a "vapor plan," with few details on where savings will come from. Gwen Ifill talks to Krugman about why he thinks reducing the deficit too fast could push the economy back into recession.